Over the years, a computer game STALKER remains a favorite virtual entertainment for millions of users. The release of the new part of the franchise is planned only for 2022 year, but even the old versions are still relevant and bring gamers a lot of vivid emotions. Today we want to talk about 10 films that will delight Stalker fans and will allow you to get a little bit into the atmosphere of the game.
Of course, it is simply impossible to find too many such paintings, because the creators of the game were inspired by quite specific works – the novel of the brothers Strugatsky “Roadside Picnic” and Soviet ribbon “Stalker”… However, we will try to find points of contact between the shooter and the production of the film industry, as well as advise you on several thematic films.
Director: Danila Kozlovsky
Year of issue: 2020
We conclude the selection with a controversial film “Chernobyl”that was supposed to be the finest hour Danila Kozlovsky, but in the end, only tarnished his reputation. However, the embodiment of historical events by domestic craftsmen almost always lame on both legs. The picture is very tightly linked to the game STALKER its theme and may be of interest to fans of the franchise.
Through the prism of the relations of the main characters, we will see how it all began – in the center of the plot is the feat of the liquidators who managed minimize the scale of the accident at the cost of your own lives… Traditionally, it was not without a love line and attacks on the Soviet system, but this is a completely different story.
Director: Henry Hobson
Year of issue: 2014
Taking this opportunity, we say hello to the authors of the Russian localization, who somewhat distorted the original title of the film – “Maggie”… This is the name of the stage daughter iron “Arnie”… She contracted a dangerous virus and gradually turns into a monster. However, a caring father is in no hurry to quarantine his daughter, since the conditions there are truly horrific.
Dramatic content of the tape, landscapes in style STALKER and a rare case when Schwarzenegger does not play an action hero – the picture is worthy of attention. She was coldly greeted by the audience, but we understand that from Arnold always expect more.
Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Year of issue: 2011
Sure “Shepherd” and STALKER do not have as much in common as the above films. Here fantasy and vigorous action that creates Paul Bettany and the vampires confronting him. However, all the worlds that have experienced a global catastrophe in cinema are somewhat similar.
An almost endless wasteland opens before the viewer, which the main characters cross on outlandish vehicles. Few objects are fraught with danger, and there is very little room for human feelings.
Director: The Duffer Brothers
Year of issue: 2015
A small budget is not yet a verdict, even if the box office Hollywood tapes literally step on their heels. The picture proves it “Hidden”, despite the fact that the lion’s share of the timing is taken by the scenes in the tiny bunker. However, when we are shown the outside world, it becomes clear that stalkers of all stripes would like to explore it.
An oppressive atmosphere, a constant sense of danger and an unexpected ending are included, so don’t miss out on the ribbon. The picture received mixed reviews, but managed to pleasantly surprise a significant part of the audience.
New era Z
Director: Colm McCarthy
Year of issue: 2016
Of course the picture “New Era Z” – it’s more a story about a zombie, which is only slightly different from its counterparts. However, without overlapping with the franchise STALKER there also was not enough. Obviously, the zombies that practically defeated humanity do not monitor the infrastructure and have turned the whole world into a huge exclusion zone.
Another interesting fact is panoramic shooting. London have nothing to do with the capital UK… The footage was obtained thanks to a drone flying over an abandoned city. Pripyat (3 kilometers from Chernobyl nuclear power plant). Today this settlement is completely abandoned and is a tasty morsel for tourists and stalkers.
Director: The Hughes Brothers
Year of issue: 2009
Game lovers STALKER and Fallout definitely need to get acquainted with the tape “The Book of Eli”… The picture is just overflowing with Hollywood stars, they will delight you with their talent Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis… Although the film was created according to the canons of a classic action movie, it is not devoid of semantic load and amazes with cool post-apocalyptic landscapes.
The plot of the film is centered around the figure Eli… It was his book that interested the leader of the local bandits so much, so he opened a real hunt for the tome.
Director: John Krasinski
Year of issue: 2018
Picture “Quiet place” firmly entered the collection of “horror” of many moviegoers. There is everything for fans of the genre – extreme tension, dilemmas, a post-apocalyptic world and even monsters. Scary creatures have excellent hearing, so survivors have to be as quiet as possibleto stay safe.
From time to time we are shown abandoned places – it is obvious that the monsters have come seriously and for a long time (forever). And although we were not too closely acquainted with the world around us, the second part of the franchise, to some extent, corrected this.
Director: John Hillcoat
Year of issue: 2009
Moving on to a more modern, foreign cinematography. Of course, today the industry works according to completely different patterns – a juicy picture and control over the triggers of audience interest are held in high esteem. However, “Road” – a relatively unspoiled movie compared to its counterparts. A famous actor shines in the main role here, Vigo Mortensen, who is trying to save his son from the dangers of the post-apocalyptic world.
In fact, the film is a kind “Road movie” in the scenery STALKER The picture is characterized by a depressing atmosphere and is completely devoid of a touch of romance. Almost everything perishes here, and it is only a matter of time before oblivion reaches every person.
Dead Man’s Letters
Director: Konstantin Lopushansky
Year of issue: 1986
Before us is another Soviet masterpiece of cinema in such a forgotten genre today as “Warning film”… The director managed to create not only an oppressive atmosphere of the world after a nuclear war, but also to make his characters as “uncomfortable” as possible, dead already during their lifetime. Franchise Lovers STALKER they will definitely note for themselves many characteristic moments and enjoy the film, if they do not have prejudices about the time of its creation.
Upon completion of viewing the viewer has a strange aftertaste – everything around seems illusory and short-lived. The psychedelic content of the film leaves an indelible mark on the soul of a person and leads him to certain thoughts.
Director: Andrey Tarkovsky
Year of issue: 1979
When it comes to classics, it is not customary to criticize. It is the picture “Stalker”based on “Roadside Picnic” became the basis for the development of the game STALKER Today it is difficult to say how self-sufficient and valuable this tape is, like a parable, but it definitely has a clear message.
Special stylization should be noted – while watching, the viewer often has the feeling that he has got straight into his favorite game. Of course, this is all adjusted for the age of the film and the environment in which it was filmed – the developers of the electronic product had completely different possibilities at their disposal. Some will find the tape irrelevant, while others will be delighted, the only thing that cannot be taken away from “Stalker” is decisive role in the emergence and development of the game…
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